Cellcom Awards $1,400 to Sturgeon Bay School Greenhouse

(Left to right) Seth Wilson, Sturgeon Bay tech ed teacher, Natalie Townsend, Family & Consumer Science teacher, Rob Van Gemert of Cellcom, and Brian Pahl, tech ed teacher, at the Green Gift check presentation. All three teachers are on the Greenhouse Committee. Submitted.

Cellcom has awarded a $1,400 Green Gift to Sturgeon Bay School District to purchase grow lighting for its greenhouse project.

“Our greenhouse will provide a special learning opportunity throughout the school year,” said Natalie Townsend, Family and Consumer Sciences educator. “By growing food, students will be exposed to agricultural practices on a small scale, explore the web of life-sustaining interactions between living and non-living players and provide tactile environmental education enhancement for students in many academic areas.”

The greenhouse was completed in October. The grant will allow the school to install low energy, varying spectrum lights. The lights are computer programmable to provide specific light spectrum intensities as programmed to give plants varying light to meet their needs.

Cellcom awarded $40,000 in Green Gifts in 2018, including gifts to Crossroads at Big Creek and Newport Wilderness Society.

The Green Gifts program uses funds generated from Cellcom’s cellphone recycling program to fund green nonprofit initiatives.

“Green Gifts gives Cellcom the chance to partner with our customers to invest in our communities,”  said Cindy Durand, director of public affairs at Cellcom. “By simply recycling old devices, customers are helping Cellcom contribute to programs and projects that support environmental stewardship and have a positive impact on our natural world.”


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